Posts Tagged ‘Michelle Obama’


First Lady Michelle Obama

July 22, 2016

Carpool Karaoke

CLICK HERE to see and hear the First Lady singing Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.” Then, Beyonce’s “Single Ladies.” And finishes with Missy Elliott singing “Get Ur Freak On” circa 2001.


Turnaround Arts

June 6, 2016

Everyday People

Turnaround Arts is using the Arts to create success in struggling schools. Currently  Turnaround Arts, a program of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities works in 68 schools in 36 districts and 15 states and the District of Columbia. The program has several artists, organization partners and the First Lady Michelle Obama collaborating and of course, the results are positive. If Turnaround Arts selected the state of Maine as a location, the programming and funding would have an enormous impact.

It was announced recently that the program will continue after President Obama leaves office. And, they released the inspirational video below. You can learn more about the Turnaround Arts program by CLICKING HERE.



Michelle Obama on College

December 14, 2015

You Should Go to College

Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 6.34.34 PMThe United States First Lady Michelle Obama and Saturday Night Live’s Jay Pharoah put together this video to encourage young people to go to college.

In the First Lady’s own words: “When I launched my Better Make Room campaign in October, I said that this campaign is about celebrating students the same way we celebrate athletes and celebrities.  I want to honor and empower young people who are working hard in school and pursuing their dreams – and I want to do it in a fun and fresh way – and that’s why I was so excited to film this “music video” with Jay Pharoah, CollegeHumor, and the Gregory Brothers”.

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In Today’s News

November 12, 2014

Michelle Obama says art(s) educators inspire big dreams

From the Portland Press Herald by the Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama on Monday thanked art educators for not only teaching children skills in arts and humanities, but for inspiring them to dream big.

Read more by clicking here.


Art Speaks

August 29, 2013

Imagine Ken Robinson, Elliot Eisner, Mike Huckabee, Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Gilbert, Steve Jobs, and Thelma Golden’s voices speaking on Arts Education in our schools. Perhaps you’ve heard them individually speak on the topic. You can hear their voices collectively in this YouTube created by Dave Heinzel, music by Radiohead, and produced by Elizabeth Marcy and the Springfield Public Schools.


Thank you to Debi Bickford, Westbrook High School art teacher, for sharing the link.


In Today’s News

March 5, 2013

Follow up

The Let’s Move blog post has a follow-up: Brewer 3rd graders won the opportunity to connect with First Lady Michelle Obama and connected live with her to talk about her Let’s Move Initiative and ask her questions. You can read the Bangor News article by clicking here.


Let’s Move

March 3, 2013

First Lady Michelle Obama

Screen shot 2013-02-28 at 1.18.30 PMI am not sure if you caught the news recently week of Michelle Obama and Jimmy Fallon celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the Let’s Move initiative that is about encouraging students to move.

This is a great initiative for those of you who incorporate movement into your music, visual arts, or theatre classes. Certainly dance fits well into the Let’s Move philosophy. You can watch the First Lady and Jimmy Fallon dancing on his show at this link. My favorite is the “Happy Snapper”. All the footage is worth seeing, especially if you need a laugh.

Seriously since the program started more families now have access to information that will help them make healthier choices, according to the Let’s Move! blog, and provide young people with more opportunities to engage in physical activity. You can learn more at

You can see Michelle Obama doing the “Interlude” with a group of students at this site. This would be a great dance all your students and have a gathering where teachers and students come together to dance. It would create the opportunity to dance, be a community, and get some exercise.

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